Azeri-Israeli Propagandist Throws Stones at Armenia from Glass House

Harut Sassounian

BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN

The JNS.org website (Jewish and Israel news) posted a venomous, anti-Armenian article by Arye Gut with a bombastic headline: “Anti-Semitism in Armenia: A Clear and Present Danger.”

JNS.org identifies the author as “an Azerbaijani Israeli” who is “a board member of the Israeli-Azerbaijani International Organization, official coordinator of the ‘Justice for Khojaly!’ international campaign in Israel, and an expert in international relations.”

Dozens of Azeri and Turkic media outlets rushed to reprint this Armenophobic propaganda, stressing that it originated from a ‘popular’ Jewish news source. The article may have been written in Baku, planted in Israeli and Jewish publications, and then reprinted in Azerbaijan to lead readers into thinking that it comes from an objective third party source.

Gut claims that Armenia’s Jewish minority “shrunk dramatically” after the end of “a more tolerant” Soviet rule! He admits, as an afterthought, that “Armenia’s ongoing economic collapse” is equally responsible for the dwindling number of Jews “from more than 5,000 to just a few hundred.” Gut fails to mention, however, that during the same period over one million Armenians also left their homeland due to abysmal economic conditions.

The Azeri-Israeli author further accuses Armenians of “cultural violence,” referring to the existence of anti-Semitic books and TV programs. Yet he grudgingly acknowledges that “such unfortunate incidents” occur “in many countries.” If that is the case, why is he singling out Armenia? Could it be that he has ulterior motives? As “official coordinator of the ‘Justice for Khojaly!’ international campaign in Israel,” is Gut a paid agent or doing all this hard work — writing pro-Azerbaijan/anti-Armenia articles — out of the goodness of his heart?

Gut goes on to defame Armenians, claiming that “around 1.3 million out of 2.2 million adults in Armenia expressed anti-Semitic attitudes.” He misleads readers into thinking that he has personally interviewed 1.3 million Armenians all of whom supposedly made anti-Jewish statements! What Gut is referring to is Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) flawed global survey which reported that 58% of a random sample of 500 Armenians, interviewed mostly by telephone, expressed anti-Semitic views. As Gut’s figure of 1.3 million Armenians comes from ADL’s survey, he should have also mentioned the results of the same survey for his beloved Azerbaijan — one of the worst violators of human rights in the world — which shows that 2.4 million Azeris harbored anti-Semitic sentiments, almost double the number of Armenians!

Since Gut is concealing Azerbaijan’s figures, let’s expose them to see how they compare with those of Armenia, based on the results of ADL’s 11-question survey:

1. 3.2 million Azeris and 1.5 million Armenians replied “probably true”: “Jews are more loyal to Israel than to the country they live in.”
2. 3.4 million Azeris and 1.6 million Armenians replied “probably true”: “Jews have too much power in the business world.”
3. 3.2 million Azeris and 1.5 million Armenians replied “probably true”: “Jews have too much power in international financial markets.”
4. 2 million Azeris and 1 million Armenians replied “probably true”: “Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust.”
5. 3.4 million Azeris and 1.3 million Armenians replied “probably true”: “Jews don’t care what happens to anyone but their own kind.”
6. 2.5 million Azeris and 1.1 million Armenians replied “probably true”: “Jews have too much control over global affairs.”
7. 2.5 million Azeris and 1.1 million Armenians replied “probably true”: “Jews have too much control over the United States government.”
8. 2.4 million Azeris and 1.2 million Armenians replied “probably true”: “Jews think they are better than other people.”
9. 2.3 million Azeris and 0.9 million Armenians replied “probably true”: “Jews have too much control over the global media.”
10. 2 million Azeris and 0.8 million Armenians replied “probably true”: “Jews are responsible for most of the world’s wars.”
11. 2.4 million Azeris and 1.4 million Armenians replied “probably true”: “People hate Jews because of the way Jews behave.”

ADL’s Global Survey results are even more devastating for Turkey — 34 million Turks out of an adult population of 49 million are found to be anti-Semitic.

Gut concludes his anti-Armenian diatribe by depicting the so-called “Khojaly massacre” as “one of the worst tragedies of the 20th century,” thereby raising the alleged killing of “613 people” in Khojaly during the Karabagh war to the level of 6 million victims of the Jewish Holocaust and 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide!

Gut must be unaware of Benjamin Franklin’s famous words: “Don’t throw stones at your neighbors, if your own windows are glass!”

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11 Comments

  1. Harutuyn said:

    jews are rushing to leave turkey now who is the racist one now you mother fuckers
    yes zer maman kunem

  2. Norin said:

    Perhaps 1.3 million Armenians do not like Jews, yet I would not blame them considering that 10 million Jews worldwide, that is, EVERY SINGLE JEW, has proven his or herself to be an anti-Armenian propagandist. For the good part of that last four to five DECADES, Jewish organizations, Jewish groups, Jewish political activists, Jewish political action committees, Jewish government officials, Jewish governments, and Jewish museums of “tolerances” have ACTIVELY and shameless worked against the national interests of Armenians worldwide and Armenia proper. They have worked hand in hand with the Turkish government to constantly derail Armenian Genocide movements, monuments, legislation, museums, university chairs and all things related to recognizing and reparation for the AG worldwide.

    Here in the US, they are constantly working against Armenian Diasporan efforts on behalf of Turkish interests. They actively removed the AG display section at their “museum of tolerance” many years ago while propping up Sudanese and Rwandan massacres as if these events were merely seasonal fashion statements alongside their Holocaust spotlight. AIPAC, the ADL, the Jewish National Congress, and many private PR firms actively lobby against all things AG both for their own gain as well as for use as leverage against Turkey in order to ultimately aid Israel.

    So to all you Jews out there reading and monitoring our sites and information channels, including this imbecile “Azeri-Israeli”, you should all be VERY thankful that we Armenians are so tolerant, that after all the charlatan and shenanigans you Jews have pulled, ONLY 1.3 million of us despise you for all the damage you have caused to our historic pursuit for justice and closure regarding the suffering of our people. All you Jews should feel very privileged that despite your slime ball fork tongued behavior regarding the suffering of our Armenian ancestors, we still ALLOW you to live and maintain your humble community in Armenia, certainly if our roles were reversed, Israelis would have formed programs against Armenians in Jerusalem’s Armenian Quarter a long time ago.

    And to Mr. Sassounian I say with all due respect, thank you for writing the article, but you sir have absolutely no reason to explain anything to any Jew regarding how Armenians feel about them after the way every single Jew has behaved toward Armenians worldwide and toward our national aspirations. I would suggest Jews worry less about how Anti-semitic Armenians may or may not be and instead teach their “wise sage” Rabbis not to spit on Christian Armenian priests walking on the streets of Jerusalem in your “democratic” apartheid state of Israel.

    • Random Armenian said:

      “yet I would not blame them considering that 10 million Jews worldwide, that is, EVERY SINGLE JEW, has proven his or herself to be an anti-Armenian propagandist.”

      ” you should all be VERY thankful that we Armenians are so tolerant, ”

      These two sentences are at odds. Sorry but you’re not tolerant. Going off on a hateful rant, calling ALL Jews as anti-Armenian haters is itself prejudiced and hateful. The actions of some of non-democtratically chosen jewish groups does not mean every single Jew hates Armenians.

      “All you Jews should feel very privileged that despite your slime ball fork tongued behavior regarding the suffering of our Armenian ancestors, we still ALLOW you to live and maintain your humble community in Armenia, ”

      You actually sound like a Turk who says that Jews and Armenians in Turkey should be grateful that they’re allowed to practice their own religions and live there.

      Sorry but I find your words disgusting, hateful, and not worthy to be spoken by an Armenian.

      • Norin said:

        Save your “holier than thou ” commentary. Armenians have attempted to be benevolent long enough while your Jewish pals were actively working to erase the suffering of the AG from the history books, working to drive Armenians out of Jerusalem, working to marginalize Armenia on the world stage.

        It was peasants like you that beheaded Mhxitar Sparapet and presented his head to the Sultan so that he could pat you on your head and say “good boy”. Jews have actively been undermining many Diapsoran efforts for decades, let’s start calling a spade a spade instead of making excuses for them in hopes of having them pat you on your head too.

        • Random Armenian said:

          Wow. Overreacting a bit much? Peasant? Seriously? What does that even mean?

          What does “being benevolent” mean anyway? And what does the opposite of that mean?

          I was objecting to your outright hatred that’s all. I’m quite aware of what the lobbies have been doing vis a vis the genocide resolutions. If it wasn’t for Turkey, I don’t think they would give a crap about Armenians one way or another.

          Jersusalem is another matter. Israel is doing the same to everyone there.

  3. Josef said:

    Why would Armenians be Anti Semitic it’s not Armenians
    Who deny the Jewish Holicoust? But Isreal still
    Deny’s the Armenian Genocide! Second Jews
    are not the only Semitic people Assyrian many Arab
    Nations are Semitic in bloodline . Now if they
    Want to support Azerbaijan and Turkey no matter
    How much they spit in their face that’s their bussiness
    But don’t dare call Armenians Anti Semitic!

  4. Z said:

    oh this is too much !!!
    i cant believe that jew azeri thinks he can inflame tensions of other peoples and get away with it, personally i think jews never liked ANYONE in the world, they love to stir problems.
    howabout the jewish soldiers that helped azerbaijan during the war on the front lines ! and the supply from israel to azerbaijan during the war hey ! we know !!!!!!!!!
    if he wants to stir other nations….then 2 can play this game !!

    • Random Armenian said:

      Russians were helping the Azeris during the war too, with Russian troops. I suppose we should hate them more.

      • z said:

        Random armenian…we should not hate anyone.we dont hate anyone.hate is bad for you. being against armenians is absolute foulplay though.armenians naturally are good at heart.why should they end up demonized. Thanks.

  5. Jove said:

    Do not waste time with perfidious Jewish politics. if Armenia’s dislike Jews in general ? There must be a reason ? You do not dislike someone for no apparent reason. Jewish political interests have always colluded with Turks in denying the Armenian genocide and labeling it ” an unfortunate experience” . A good number of Jewish political groups have been the pillar of support in support of turkey’s denials. Without fierce Jewish international opposition to the recognition of the Genocide, acknowledgement of it would have happened long ago.

  6. Alex Postallian said:

    The worst combo israeli-azeri…..jew on the outside aseri on the inside……

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